PicturePhone – One of 20th Century’s Biggest Tech Failures


Over 50 years ago, on April 20, 1964, Bell Telephone released PicturePhone at New York World Fair. A telephone device that made video calling possible was once considered a revolutionary technology. Price of a three-minute call was $16 which is equivalent to over $121 in today’s dollars. Learn why it failed so miserably from our favorite EngineerGuy: